This magnificent elixir is a blend of Palo Santo and Copaiba Oils. The Palo Santo oil is steam distilled form the wood of the Palo Santo tree found in Ecuador. The Capaiba Oil is derived from the Copaiba tree. Together these essential oils can help with combination skin and to reduce stretch marks. It will also help to rejuvenate dry, cracked and chapped skin.
Common English Name: Palo santo, “Holy wood.”
Botanical Name: Bursera graveolens.
Plant Family: Burseraceae.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the wood.
Origin: Mexico, countries in central America and south America.
Plant Description: An ancient, protected tree. Only the wood fallen from the tree naturally is used to produce the essential oil. The tree is considered sacred by local people.
Main Chemical Components: Limonene, menthofurane, and alpha-terpineol.
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, and sandalwood essential oils; carrier oils.
Uses: Calming, soothing, uplifting, meditative.
Fun Fact: Used for centuries by indigenous people as a spiritual remedy.
Cautions for Use: Do not use in pregnancy. Skin sensitivity may occur in some people.
Common English Name: Copaiba (balsam).
Botanical Name: Copaifera officinalis.
Plant Family: Fabaceae.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the crude balsam collected from the tree.
Origin: South America; Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia.
Plant Description: A tall tropical tree that is wild growing. It has thick foliage and branches.
Main Chemical Components: Sesquiterpenes (caryophyllene).
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, lavender, amyris essential oils.
Uses: Calming, as a fixative in perfume products.
Fun Fact: Crude copaiba balsam has been used in porcelain painting.
Cautions for Use: Possible sensitivity in some people. Use in moderation to avoid nausea.